Peru recalls Charge d'Affaires from Venezuela

15:07 | Lima, Jan. 10.

Peru's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday announced that it has recalled its Charge d'Affaires to Venezuela, First Secretary Rosa Alvarez Nuñez.

The decision was made after the "illegitimate presidential term of Nicolas Maduro" started in Venezuela and in accordance with Lima Group's declaration issued on January 4.

Additionally, proper arrangements have been made with the Economy and Finance Ministry (MEF), and the Superintendence of Banking, Insurance, and Private Pension Fund Administrators (SBS) to implement the measures outlined in the above-mentioned declaration.

One of them is intended to enhance due diligence and share a list of Nicolas Maduro's regime members —plus natural and legal persons related to it— as well as future updates, with those required to report to the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF).

Likewise, there are no correspondent banking relationships between Peru's banking institutions and its Venezuelan counterparts.

Supporting the National Assembly

The Government of Peru ratifies its full support to the National Assembly, elected by free and democratic suffrage back in December 2015.

In addition, it reaffirmed its firm and unequivocal condemnation of the rupture of the constitutional order and the rule of law in Venezuela.

Finally, it underlined the political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis taking place in the Bolivarian country will be addressed only through the full restoration of democracy and respect for human rights.


Published: 1/10/2019